Funky Folk Art Menageries

  • Start: Houston, TX
  • End: Houston, TX
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:36
  • Total Mileage: 29 Miles
  • Number of stops: 4


How none of this runs afoul of the zoning laws is anyone's guess, but Houston boasts an unparalleled treasure trove of eye-popping, jaw-dropping, traffic-stopping environmental folk art. Several of these colossal efforts by local eccentrics have endured long enough to become cherished institutions in the community. In recent years Houston's reputation for such homegrown art has made it a national mecca for "art car" enthusiasts and other celebrants of naive creativity. For a decidedly different look at Houston's cultural landscape, just head for the working-class neighborhoods of the central city, where some folks apparently have lots of time on their hands, lots of junk in their yards, and solitary visions remarkably unimpeded by complaints from neighbors. For another glimpse of the city's stranger side, head to the National Museum of Funeral History and its many macabre displays.

Stop #1:

Orange Show
Houston, TX

Stop #2:

Beer Can House
Houston, TX

Stop #3:

Art Car Museum
Houston, TX

Stop #4:

National Museum of Funeral History
Houston, TX

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